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INTERMEDIATE PROGRAM - WEEK 1

Contemporary technique class with Rakesh Sukesh

Intact method

Intact is a training method generated through years of research, observation and adaptation to our current times, while also based on intrinsic human characteristics: breath, movement, emotion, thought, intention, environment. Its main goal lies in enhancing humanness in its most raw and genuine form. This method creates a safe and honest place that embraces and acknowledges our inner world, both weaknesses and strengths, to learn how to use them through reflection and striving for further development. It is an interconnected training system that utilises movement as a base to create, confront and play within crisis. It provides the timespace to get to know one’s personal form and how to use the body to broaden the range of movement vocabulary. As a holistic form, it is inspired by tools from specific lineages, such as breath, meditation and the inner mechanics of yogi principles, while also utilising the movement and philosophies from kalari payatt. This interwoven structure combines and rearranges these tools and ideas in a proposal for a new approach. In these classes, one can expect a dedication to raising awareness to individuality and inner workings, an awakening of the senses that leads to an ability to control and manage external triggers. In other words, taking charge of one's self.
Biography Rakesh Sukesh

Yoga class with Michael Helland
As a practice for personal freedom and transformation, yoga makes for an excellent companion to the path walked by the dancer and lovers of dance. In this Yin & Yang class we will establish a deeper connection to the earth, developing greater stability and a sense of groundedness. We will nourish our centers of desire and discover more clearly what makes us move. We will build determination and a sense of purpose through our movements and stillnesses. We will hold and be held by loving presence in the spirit of collective care. We will become more articulate and nuanced as we share some good vibrations. We will establish greater clarity and insights into the dance of life as we connect with our bodies, minds, and beyond… Each class begins with an opening attunement to connect more deeply with the sensations of the breath as we begin to flow through traditional and innovative hatha postures and vinyasa sequences to awaken our strength, flexibility and coordination. In addition to warming up the body, we take a mindful approach to our movements and stillnesses to invite conditions for self-observation and care. Each class finishes with a period of rest to integrate the experience and feel ready to rise and shine into the day ahead.
Biography Michael Helland

Repertory: Fase with Tale Dolven

In this workshop you will learn the basic elements of one of Rosas’ classic pieces.
Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich, choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s very first performance, premiered in 1982. Fase comprises three duets and one solo, choreographed to four repetitive compositions by the American minimalist Steve Reich. De Keersmaeker uses the structure of Reich’s music to develop an independent movement idiom that doesn’t merely illustrate the music but also adds a new dimension to it. Both the music and the dance start from the principle of phase shifting through tiny variations: movements that are initially perfectly synchronous gradually start slipping and sliding, resulting in an ingenious play of continuously changing forms and patterns.
Biography Tale Dolven